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 AMD A-Series Chipsets

AMD A-Series Chipset
 
 
 

​AMD A-series chipsets are designed to unleash the performance of the AMD Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) and are offered in a variety of different I/O configurations. The A88X even offers end users the capability to run dual discrete graphics units (dGPUs) simultaneously in an AMD CrossFire™ technology configuration.

 

 ​FM2+ platform

Platform features for FM2+

  • AMD dual graphics – Boost graphics performance when pairing AMD APUs and select AMD graphics cards2
  • AMD memory profiles – New memory profiles boost graphics and OpenCL™ performance3
  • AMD configurable TDP – Customize platform power limits for unique usages and form factors
  • AMD Eyefinity technology – Supports up to 3+1 monitor outputs for a visual surround experience 4
  • AMD Start Now technology – Resume from sleep in 1.5 seconds and fast boot in as few as 7 seconds5,6

 

A88X FM2+  

Performance-class motherboards

  • AMD CrossFire™ technology-ready
  • Featuring AMP, configurable TDP and full RAID options
  • Best overclocking1
  • Recommended product pairing – A10, A8
A78X FM2+  

Media-class motherboards

  • PCIe® Gen 3 graphics-ready
  • Native six SATA 3.0 and four USB 3.0
  • Overclocking1
  • Recommended product pairing – A8, A6
A58X FM2+  

Entry-class motherboards

  • Entry into FM2+
  • AMD dual graphics-capable
  • Support for DDR3-2133
  • Recommended product pairing – A6, A4

 FM2 platform

A85X 

Performance-class motherboards

  • AMD CrossFire™ technology-ready
  • 8 SATA 6 GB/s
  • Best overclocking1
  • Recommended product pairing A10, A8
A75 

Media-class motherboards

  • Native USB 3.0
  • 6 SATA 6 GB/s
  • Overclocking1
  • Recommended product pairing – A8, A6
A55 
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Entry-class motherboards

  • Affordable entry into FM2
  • AMD dual graphics capable
  • Support for DDR3-1866
  • Recommended product pairing – A6, A4

 Specs

FM2 FM2+
Easy upgrade path featuring latest USB and SATA technologies​Backwards compatible, future-ready and PCIe® Gen3.0-ready
CHIPSET BRAND A85X A75 A55 A88X A78 A58
PCI EXPRESS®1x16 / 2x81x161x161x16 / 2x81x161x16
SATA (3G)8 (8)6 (6)6 (0)8 (8)6 (6)6 (0)
RAID0, 1, 5, 100, 1, 100, 1, 100, 1, 5, 100, 1, 100, 1, 10
RAID DRIVERPromisePromisePromiseDot HillDot HillDot Hill
USB (3.0)14 (4)14 (4)14 (0)14 (4)14 (4)14 (0)

 

  

  

  

  

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